Pontiac Mills Apartments

 

The Pontiac Mills Development is the adaptive reuse of more than 20 separate historic textile mill buildings into a mixed-use complex comprised of both office/retail and residential rental apartments. This historic textile mill complex was the original producer for Fruit of the Loom brand of cloth. Approximately 135 apartments and 50,000 SF of office/retail space will be developed within the existing mill complex along the banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Work on the development began in 2016 and will encompass the renovation of approximately 200,000 SF, with first occupancy in 2018 and all phases completed by 2019/2020. The estimated cost for the entire project is $35,000,000.00. The project has been approved as an historic structure/complex from both the State of Rhode Island and the National Park Service. Pontiac Mills, originally built in 1863, has been declared a Nationally Registered Historic District, and will utilize various state and federal tax credit programs.

Montebello Elementary/Middle School

All renderings are created by Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects, shared within Community Meetings during the Pre-Construction process.

CAM Construction was selected by the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) to provide Pre-Construction services on the Montebello Elementary Middle School Addition & Renovation project. Partnering with the MSA, 21st Century Schools Baltimore, Baltimore City Public Schools, and Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects, CAM provided the following valuable Design Phase services:

  • Cost Estimating & Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Project Phasing & Site Logistics
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Value Management & Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Trade Contractor Capacity Analysis
  • Scope Definitions
  • Procurement Strategy, Bid Packaging and Preparations

CAM will provide CM services for the project starting in March of 2021 through August of 2022.

Connection Center – NPBC

The Connection Center is a new 7,500 sf, multi-purpose center which will be primarily used for ministry and fellowship activities. This center will serve as the congregations hub for connection.

The project includes a large gathering and welcoming hall, administrative offices, and large banquet kitchen. It will provide the ability to do ministry in an even greater way.

 

Bay Brook EMS

This replacement school was constructed on an accelerated timeline so that Baltimore City Public Schools could occupy the building after the winter break. A combination of excellent plans, team experience and project-focused collaboration, generated nearly $1.3 million in savings to the owner.

The new 116,000 sf, 800 student facility is designed to promote flexible and interactive learning environments. All three classroom wings, P-K through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade, contain dedicated Collaborative Learning Areas which are centralized to make the spaces open and easily accessible. Larger core-curriculum spaces consisting of the Cafeteria/Dining, Media Center, Administration, Gymnasium, and Community Space are located on the first floor.

CAM joined the project team during the Concept Design stage, while program standards and the replacement building’s orientation were being evaluated for this challenging site. During this time, we provided numerous cost estimates to the owner and assisted with key planning decisions.

In order to avoid unnecessary soil import/export costs, CAM studied and presented numerous building location scenarios with associated cost impacts. CAM and the design team had to balance various elements to meet LEED requirements, and achieve program goals. The desire to provide a welcoming addition to the neighborhood was accomplished while still meeting new parking requirements and providing walkable pathways easily accessed from the adjoining housing. Extensive sitework was performed in order to provide multiple playgrounds and a large athletic field, adjacent to the community space entrance.

Pontiac Mills Office & Retail

The Pontiac Mills Development is the adaptive reuse of more than 20 separate historic textile mill buildings into a mixed-use complex comprised of both office/retail and residential rental apartments. This historic textile mill complex was the original producer for Fruit of the Loom textile and garments.

Approximately 135 apartments and 50,000 SF of office/retail space will be developed within the existing mill complex along the banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Work on the development began in 2016 and will encompass the renovation of approximately 200,000 SF, with first occupancy in 2018 and all phases completed by 2019/2020. The estimated cost for the entire project is $35,000,000.00. The project has been approved as an historic structure/complex from both the State of Rhode Island and the National Park Service. Pontiac Mills, originally built in 1863, has been declared a Nationally Registered Historic District, and will utilize various state and federal tax credit programs.

Robert Poole Building

The Robert Poole Building is home to The Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) and The Independence School, a project within the 21st Century School Buildings Plan. Our team partnered with the Maryland Stadium Authority, Baltimore City Public Schools, & JRS Architects to provide pre-construction & construction services to this historic building.

This project renovates the original historic building and demolishes several later, outdated additions, replacing them with two new additions. Construction began in August 2016, and was completed for the start of school in August 2018. Key features include 72,044 sf of renovated space including the Media Center and CTE Labs, with another 63,852 sf of new construction. The new portion of the building contains a state-of-the-art Gymnasium, Art & Music Classrooms, and a Collaborative Learning Stair.

A dedicated entrance for community space leads to 1,980 sf featuring a large meeting room, career readiness room, food pantry, and a laundry center. In addition, there are two new greenhouses available for student use.

Thoughtful design allows for the building to maximize daylight in instructional areas, including the new collaborative learning areas, while there is a clear circulation path for wayfinding and security.

The renovated facility will gracefully transform an iconic building in the Hampden neighborhood into a true 21st century school.

Basilica of the Assumption – Adoration Chapel

Prior to its restoration, the Adoration Chapel below the sanctuary of the Basilica of the Assumption was just one of a number of small rooms. Though certainly a sacred space for contemplation and prayer, it presented less than an inviting space for worship.  Until a fisherman at Loch Raven reservoir “caught” a most unusual item – an antique Gothic monstrance – which he gifted to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This restored monstrance sits beneath the octagonal baldachino with its white Corinthian columns and brilliant blue tiles at the altar within the restored Adoration Chapel.

Belying its small size, restoration of the chapel involved a tremendous amount of work.  CAM’s forces completed virtually all of the work themselves with the exception of the new marble flooring, construction of the altar and installation of the new lighting.  The plaster arches were modified and restored, the brick flooring removed and the substrate leveled for installation of the marble flooring. The wrought iron gate was designed, custom fabricated and installed to provide a distinctive entrance into the chapel.  Previously exposed conduits were hidden behind new drywall. A new railing mimicking that of the sanctuary above was installed to separate the nave of the chapel from its seating and new millwork was installed throughout to provide the sense of history that a chapel within America’s first cathedral warrants.

Though very small in size, the renovation of this chapel presented challenges not often seen in a project of this magnitude.  The Basilica above remained operational throughout the project, necessitating careful coordination to deliver new materials and dispose of the debris, and noise had to be kept to a minimum so as not to disrupt the frequent masses within the sanctuary above.  The work of CAM’s Field Superintendent was often reviewed by the on-site priests and the Monsignor who, after living through two restorations of the Basilica itself, had become quite adept at scrutinizing the quality of workmanship.

In his dedication, Archbishop William Lori acknowledged the anonymous fisherman whose gift inspired the restoration of the chapel where each day the faithful come to pray for priestly and religious vocations.

Upon its completion, the new Adoration Chapel was dedicated to the great work of Monsignor Arthur Valenzano, vicar of the Basilica, who had originally established the small adoration chapel, but sadly has since passed away after the dedication of the project.